Overheating tank closes main roads

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One of the tanks at SeaDragon Marine Oils Limited overheated at around noon today and sparked a full emergency response, closing Nayland and Quarantine Road and evacuating the premises.

Three fire units were on the scene spraying water on the tank to cool it down, they were joined by the Nelson command unit, Downer’s traffic control and police.

The roads have since been reopened and traffic is flowing through.